Entry #19

A large vessel four feet by four feet. 


Completed in 2006, currently at the studio so that I can bring her to the the show in March.

The beginning



Panels 6" x6" and 8" x 8" for a new series of work. 

Separate, a different line of thought.

Entry #17

Some days are filled with excitement, painting, colours, creativity, loud music, exhilaration.

Then there are the days of grudging work, finishing, resin coating, attaching backings and wires, packaging pieces, signing the backs and composing titles, liaising with galleries as to their choice of work, driving all over town and purchasing packaging materials, ordering new panels, picking up the new panels some days later, wearing the secretary hat.


And that is what I have been doing for the past week. Today and in the next couple of days, I'm packaging work that will be shipped to Whistler Village Art Gallery. Taxing physical work, but also important in the process of letting go the work that I have lived and breathed for the past months. 

Entry #15

Alice Vander Vennen, a fellow mixed media artist soul-friend of mine had her opening at Petroff Gallery, south location this past Thursday. I went to connect. Drinking in the creative spirit. 

Talking. Looking. Observing.   

Alice and I connected some years ago because she too used small rocks in her work. All white it was back then, the work. A feeling of fleeting, ephemeral thoughts. 

Now, she is grounded, 
in earthly solidity. 

Like her spirit.




Entry #14

Working on the weekend with brush in hand means more completed works.

Getting ready to let the galleries choose their pieces.

A few pieces are taking their time. Letting me ponder them.

Their details emerging. Making me think of counting moments, hearing a clock ticking, comforting, knowing passing.

48" x 48" boat detail

48" x 48" boat detail
24" x 48" boat, detail of a large tree, the largest I have created to date.